Timothy Erickson, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT
Professor and Director
Center for Global Health
Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is the Director for the UIC Center for Global Health and a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Erickson earned an M.D. degree from The Chicago Medical School in 1986, completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Illinois and his medical toxicology fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Erickson is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Medical Toxicology, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and the prestigious National Geographic Explorers Club.
Dr. Erickson has been a University of Illinois faculty member since 1992 and has received many honors in teaching excellence and clinical service including the:
- 1996 University of Illinois Excellence in Teaching Award
- 1997 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Speaker of Year Award
- 2003 National American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Teaching Award
- 2008 University of Illinois College of Medicine Faculty of the Year Award
- 2009 University of Illinois Emergency Medicine Attending of the Year
- 2014 UIC College of Medicine Dean’s Service Award
Dr. Erickson is currently the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and the Interim Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education at the UIC College of Medicine. He is a former Acting and Interim Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and has held other multifaceted appointments ranging from EM Residency Program Director to Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Erickson has been a member of multiple editorial boards and has a prolific academic history including publishing over 130 original journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has presented over 100 national and international invited lectures related to emergency medicine, toxicology, global health, and wilderness/expedition medicine.
Dr. Erickson’s federal grant funding includes HRSA sponsored grants related to global preparedness and bioterrorism. He has extensive international experience in Africa (Rwanda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania), Asia (Vietnam, India, Nepal, Fiji), South America (Brazil, Peru, Argentina), Europe (France, Kosovo, Ukraine) and Antarctica. Dr. Erickson’s administrative experience and collaborative leadership skills established, and now orchestrate the UIC Center for Global Health.